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The end of Alekeshwara

In both Gorakana and Dematagoda, minister Alakeshwara's armies attacked the Jaffna army and serious fighting continued. The soldiers of Jaffna were defeated. Their ships were at anchor in Panadura harbour. They were all destroyed by the Sinhala soldiers. They even blocked the flight of the few enemy soldiers who could save their lives. In this manner, the country was saved from the enemy. Once the situation improved, King Buwanekabahu came to Gampola.

"A foolish man dressed in robes fired some shots"

Forty nine years ago, on September 25, the whole country was shocked with the news of a dastardly act – the assassination of the country's Prime Minister. It happened just three years after he was elected with a sweeping majority.

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